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outforhealth:

outforhealth:

WE MADE A THING. Know-How is a guide for trans people in New York State to change all their identifying documents to their (ostensibly) new name and shiny new gender marker. Everything from altering driver’s licenses to passports to your gosh-dang birth certificate is broken down in language you can understand, all in one place.

It’s free! It works! It’s been tested! I did all this stuff literally a couple months ago! It’s FREE!

To our knowledge it’s the first of it’s kind, and we’re incredibly excited to share it with everyone so trans people in NY don’t have to be paralegal experts so the bouncer at the bar doesn’t look at them funny if they get carded.

The link is to the booklet itself, but if you go to our trans services website, there are also sample documents as .pdfs that you can look at. download or send to various doctors and therapists to slap on their fancy letterhead.

We put a ton of work into this, so please signal boost this so everyone who might need it can access it.

Go forth, trans people, and get the ID that matches your authentic self. Just one more step towards a little peace of mind.

Reblogging because this is helpful and awesome. If you’re a trans person in New York State and want to know how to change your ID documents to match your new name/gender marker, here’s a handy guide from the good folks (us!) at Planned Parenthood.

maria-the-nerd

biteme-derekhale:

blaueschmetterling:

freckled-tree:

misscokebottleglasses:

Hey remember that one time I didn’t give a fuck what assholes thought and I decided to wear whatever the fuck I want because I’m pretty damn cute? Cuz I sure do.

Jesus christ your cute

high waisted shorts are for everyone they can go cry in a corner and sob they’re obviously jealous you look hella cute

Oh my gosh you’re super pretty

shatteredchrystal

shatteredchrystal:

existential-nothingness:

monobeartheater:

hetalianbae:

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

benot-may:

piikopoko:

you were either a winx 

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or a w.i.t.c.h

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I was totally a spy

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i was aLL THREE

was this the old superwholock? 

the old superwholock? Nah these shows all have examples of POC and well written diverse woman who do not rely on men to build their character

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Bitch, I’m a powerpuff girl.

ireallyamaspoopygirl
idislikecispeople:

Hello, my name is Adele, or Kat, the latter is more of a nickname. I’m a 21 year old trans girl who also happens to be a type 1 diabetic without insurance. What is diabetes, you may ask? Diabetes is a condition that infects the pancreas that hinders/disables it from producing insulin, therefore, I have to use insulin before meals and before bedtime or else I could go into ketoacidosis, where the body experiences high a blood sugar for too long, and basic body functions begin to fail, or I could fall into a coma if my blood sugar is too low for too long. I’ve been hospitalized twice for ketoacidosis, since I was diagnosed at 15 years old, and prolonged exposure to high blood sugar can effect the body in many harmful ways, like the loss of hands or feet, kidneys shutting down, loss of vision, etc. In case you didn’t know, insulin is a very expensive, novolog, for example, is over $450 for a single vial, and lantus being around $400 a vial. I currently live with my mother and brother which helps some of the financial strain, as well as having some insulin still left over from when I had insurance, but it won’t last forever, and what I aim to accomplish with this is to save up enough money for me to be able to buy it when it does run out, so I’m starting this a little early. If anyone sees the Amazon gift card post, don’t reblog it, as I would prefer donations being put into my PayPal/bank account which both are now set up.
If you would like to donate to me to help me financially, you can donate to my PayPal by going to my blog and clicking the “donate” link, or just click here, or you can send it to megucagirl@gmail.com from PayPal itself. Even if you can only spare $1, it would help in the long to help me to afford my own insulin or to help me afford insurance which I have been denied help from the government already, and looking into private insurances. 
Please! Even if you can’t afford it, reblog and signal boost, This is very important. 
Edit: I have since been informed that there are cheaper alternatives to buying insulin, but I will have to consult with my endocrinologist further about these means, and I was only basing my research I did on a few different online sellers and from my receipts I got when I still had insurance. Even at it’s cheapest, I’ve been told, could amount to around $150 - $250 per vial, which is still expensive, considering how this is a monthly cost that I will need insulin for the rest of my life.
Again, I ask you to please consider donating. I’ve gotten off to a good start and it’s helping me feel more relieved as I’m searching to get insurance, even a $1 will help me in the long run, and if you cannot donate, then please signal boost.
Thank you, and have a good day.

idislikecispeople:

Hello, my name is Adele, or Kat, the latter is more of a nickname. I’m a 21 year old trans girl who also happens to be a type 1 diabetic without insurance. What is diabetes, you may ask? Diabetes is a condition that infects the pancreas that hinders/disables it from producing insulin, therefore, I have to use insulin before meals and before bedtime or else I could go into ketoacidosis, where the body experiences high a blood sugar for too long, and basic body functions begin to fail, or I could fall into a coma if my blood sugar is too low for too long. I’ve been hospitalized twice for ketoacidosis, since I was diagnosed at 15 years old, and prolonged exposure to high blood sugar can effect the body in many harmful ways, like the loss of hands or feet, kidneys shutting down, loss of vision, etc. In case you didn’t know, insulin is a very expensive, novolog, for example, is over $450 for a single vial, and lantus being around $400 a vial. I currently live with my mother and brother which helps some of the financial strain, as well as having some insulin still left over from when I had insurance, but it won’t last forever, and what I aim to accomplish with this is to save up enough money for me to be able to buy it when it does run out, so I’m starting this a little early. If anyone sees the Amazon gift card post, don’t reblog it, as I would prefer donations being put into my PayPal/bank account which both are now set up.

If you would like to donate to me to help me financially, you can donate to my PayPal by going to my blog and clicking the “donate” link, or just click here, or you can send it to megucagirl@gmail.com from PayPal itself. Even if you can only spare $1, it would help in the long to help me to afford my own insulin or to help me afford insurance which I have been denied help from the government already, and looking into private insurances. 

Please! Even if you can’t afford it, reblog and signal boost, This is very important. 

Edit: I have since been informed that there are cheaper alternatives to buying insulin, but I will have to consult with my endocrinologist further about these means, and I was only basing my research I did on a few different online sellers and from my receipts I got when I still had insurance. Even at it’s cheapest, I’ve been told, could amount to around $150 - $250 per vial, which is still expensive, considering how this is a monthly cost that I will need insulin for the rest of my life.

Again, I ask you to please consider donating. I’ve gotten off to a good start and it’s helping me feel more relieved as I’m searching to get insurance, even a $1 will help me in the long run, and if you cannot donate, then please signal boost.

Thank you, and have a good day.